FromNew York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in her beloved Rosemary Beach series, which continues the story of Mase and Reese from When I m GoneThe future is bright for Reese Ellis She has Mase Colt Manning, the man of her dreams, and a family she didn t know existed until her long lost father arrived on her doorstep in Rosemary Beach After growing up with a cruel mother and abusive stepfather, Reese is eager to get to know the caring and charming man who wants to be a part of her life Everything is finally falling into placeWhile Reese is visiting her new family in Chicago, Mase spends time with his cousin, Aida, who has worshipped him since childhood Though they re unrelated by blood, Mase and Aida have been raised to think of each other as family But when Reese returns, she can tell something isn t quite right with Aida, who clearly resents Reese and excels at manipulative little games And though Mase is unsuspecting, Reese knows Aida doesn t love him like a cousin should This is the second and last book of Mase and Reese s story and it pretty much picks up where the first one left off Reese spent some time with someone who showed up unexpectedly and then she s back at Mase s house trying to settle in When she shows up unexpectedly, she gets an earful from a newcomer and someone that is close to Mase Wanting to think the best, Reese tries to treat Mase s cousin, Aida, with respect Too bad Aida doesn t earn it and that leads to a whole bunch of uncomfortable s This is the second and last book of Mase and Reese s story and it pretty much picks up where the first one left off Reese spent some time with someone who showed up unexpectedly and then she s back at Mase s house trying to settle in When she shows up unexpectedly, she gets an earful from a newcomer and someone that is close to Mase Wanting to think the best, Reese tries to treat Mase s cousin, Aida, with respect Too bad Aida doesn t earn it and that leads to a whole bunch of uncomfortable scenes It takes a while for Mase to get the messageand from a surprising source We also get a whole lotof Captain aka River remember him Blair s half brother and he s not exactly what I expected but then again, he s exactly what I expected Well, except for what happens towards the end Holy Cowsure didn t see that coming But Mase and Reese slowly figure themselves out and move forward with their relationship I did enjoy the drama it caused for them to question things but Mase is a bit too much there for everyone else We do get to hear from a lot of the gang especially when Harlow and Grant throw their daughter s one year birthday party I was surprised to not get any Tripp and Bethy updatesand especially surprised that there was no Nan I m still waiting for the redemption to start I loved how it endedthe twist with the card was great but it does leave that part hanging a bit I was disappointed that Reese ended up in the same situation as most of the girls It would have been nice to mix things up.The next book is The Best Goodbye with Captain River The title worries me and I m not sure if I m for or against him ending up with Nan Oh well, I guess we ll find out in October Favorite quoteFor My Little GirlBR w Melissa Tiff 4 stars I have seen mixed reviews on When You re Back, but it s book 12 in the Rosemary Beach series and I ve read the other 11 so I figured why stop now I m no quitter and I wanted to see for myself if the book was enjoyable or a dud For me, it was a good one I m not sure if I liked it quite as much as the first, but it was still a fun read with several twists one I really liked When You re Back takes place in Mase s ranch in Texas, not Rosemary Beach Mase has to get back to his work 4 stars I have seen mixed reviews on When You re Back, but it s book 12 in the Rosemary Beach series and I ve read the other 11 so I figured why stop now I m no quitter and I wanted to see for myself if the book was enjoyable or a dud For me, it was a good one I m not sure if I liked it quite as much as the first, but it was still a fun read with several twists one I really liked When You re Back takes place in Mase s ranch in Texas, not Rosemary Beach Mase has to get back to his work and Reese can t be without him so she moves to the ranch She decides while she s in Texas, she needs to get a job To be strong and independent But she s not letting her issues get the best of her, she s going to try to put herself out there and do something she never thought she could do Get a job that requires reading, writing etc I love Reese and Mase together They are both fantastic characters You can just feel how much they love each other and what they mean to one anotherI can swear to you that you will always be it for me No one fits me like you No one makes me feel whole No one else ever willSeveral new characters were brought in one I loved, Blaire s brother, Captain view spoiler I thought the twist on his character was awesome hide spoiler I feel like Captain was maybe the best part of the book I m happy we ll be getting his book in just a few months And then there is a character almost as unlikable as Nan Mase s awful cousin Aida It was always good to see Major and I have my theories about him view spoiler I think Abbi will pair him up with Nan I mean, it has to be Major or Captain and I just can t see Captain being with someone who was that nasty to his sister Plus, he s too good of a guy to be with someone like her hide spoiler Rosemary Beach series is one of those series that have been hit or miss for me, but honestyof them have been a hit then a miss so I m going to keep on reading 3.5 StarsReese is everything I never knew I needed but I can t live withoutThis installment wasn t bad however it wasn t unforgettable like some books by this author either Still, it was actually a pretty entertaining read I loved getting caught up in Reese and Mase and liked these two muchin this book than the prior I also found a few characters pretty interesting while some were so not needed For instance, I m not sure for the need of Mase s obsessed bitchy cousin, Aida at al 3.5 StarsReese is everything I never knew I needed but I can t live withoutThis installment wasn t bad however it wasn t unforgettable like some books by this author either Still, it was actually a pretty entertaining read I loved getting caught up in Reese and Mase and liked these two muchin this book than the prior I also found a few characters pretty interesting while some were so not needed For instance, I m not sure for the need of Mase s obsessed bitchy cousin, Aida at all Seems she was just added as the Texas Nan Still adding the right amounts of Kiro, Harlow and Blaire s brotherRiver Captain Kipling and Major yeah need to think of better nicknames in this series a bit too similar This is part two of Reese and Mase s story as Reese comes to Texas to live with Mase on his ranch She encounters the bitchy cousin lover, the mysterious Captain and finds a place for herself in Mase s world The story had a few trips to Chicago, Los Angeles and of course Rosemary Beach which was an added bonus Some lines were simply eye roll inducingYou taste like a fucking cinnamon bun, and when you come, it s like sweet cream I couldn t stop It was too damn goodimage error I did however get sucked into Mase and Reese s love and I kind of liked some parts of the drama and of course all things cowboy Nonetheless, minus the cousin and few things here and there I found myself rooting for these two and liked the story overall view spoiler Why must every girl end up pregnant for the author consider them hea hide spoilerI can swear to you that you will always be it for me No one fits me like you No one makes me feel whole No one else ever willOverall, this series is pretty inconsistent in books that are good and books that seem cookie cutter and or drama for the sake of drama Still, if you have read Kiro and Emily s book you ll know that for every book there is a diamond amongst the series and so I m hoping the next book brings that level of greatness 4 Sweet Stars This second installment starts almost after the end of the first with Reese getting back to the ranch after spending some time with her father and finally beginning her life with Mason Everything seems perfect until Mason s cousin that it s not really his cousin comes to spend some time on the ranch and it s pretty clear that her feelings for Mason are far from fraternal.I don t know if it s just me, but in my eyes Abbi Glines always write the same books over and over again 4 Sweet Stars This second installment starts almost after the end of the first with Reese getting back to the ranch after spending some time with her father and finally beginning her life with Mason Everything seems perfect until Mason s cousin that it s not really his cousin comes to spend some time on the ranch and it s pretty clear that her feelings for Mason are far from fraternal.I don t know if it s just me, but in my eyes Abbi Glines always write the same books over and over again She just changes the names, the professions and the background, but the line her stories follow are always the same exact one I m not saying this as criticism because for me this formula works so well that I always end up buying almost all of her books It s her predictably that actually makes me so loyal to her writing This book was no exception an alpha hero, a sweet and innocent heroine, some drama most of them completely avoidable with communication, but I m going to let that slide , steamy moments and a romantic storyline No really, what can I askRating 4 Stars, Characters Development Mason was good, a typical Abbi Glines hero Possessive, sweet and a little alpha Reese was sweet but a little too good , so much that it came to a point where such amount of goodness starts to seem fake, I liked to seeof the others, I can t wait for Captain s story because it seems like for the first time Abbi Glines will do something different with him Steam Hot Sensible Subjects view spoiler Abuse hide spoiler Love Triangle view spoiler No hide spoiler Cheating view spoiler No hide spoiler HEA view spoiler Yes hide spoiler